Dr. Morton assists team members to work in a productive, inter-dependent fashion. His assistance can be particularly helpful when an organization has been re-structured and new teams, not yet practised in working together, are created. At other times, newly formed project teams can benefit from team-building, as can long-established teams that seek refinement, re-vitalization, or re-direction.
The team assessment process involves identifying issues that may be impeding the growth and effectiveness of teamwork. Team meetings are observed and team members are asked, in confidence, what is and is not working well within the team. Themes are then identified and synthesized to form the basis of the work to be undertaken with the team. The focus is on business issues such as decisions that do not seem to get made, unresolved issues that may keep resurfacing, and potential difficulties in execution. While a general overview of the composition of the team from the perspective of character, values, and approaches to solving problems may well be provided, should the style of individual team members emerge as team-level issues, they are addressed privately.
Team workshops are conducted as needed to address business issues and build co-operation among team members. Parallel coaching of individuals often facilitates the team process and is often a key component of its success. Team-building sessions are usually delivered in three-hour timeframes. Each session is tailored to the unique needs of the team at the particular moment in its history.Team-building sessions are typically set in two- to four-week intervals and over six months to one year in order to allow for learning and practice as the team evolves.